Author Archives: AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

TGen ties global fungus to continental drift


Cryptococcus, a type of fungi found worldwide that is responsible annually for upwards of 625,000 deaths, was likely originally spread across the globe in conjunction with continental drift, according to a report by Tgen (the Translational Genomics Research Institute). Cryptococcus — Greek for “hidden sphere” — is a fungus usually found in decaying trees and… Read More →

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix granted full accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada. “Earning full accreditation is an important milestone in the evolutionary history… Read More →

3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.  Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. Prepare – Get a good… Read More →

State Bar of Arizona honors National Bank of Arizona

Enterprise Bank

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), a division on Zions Bancorporation, has won the “George Lyons Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Partnering Bank” award for the first time from the Arizona Bar Association. NB|AZ will be featured in Arizona Attorney and honored at the 2017 State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention in Tucson, where Tracy… Read More →

WebPT doubles down on STEM in Arizona

To help propel the growth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in Arizona, WebPT has partnered with the Arizona Science Center, Peoria School District and Girls in Tech to support initiatives aimed at inspiring and empowering diverse groups to engage in STEM programs. In today’s era of digitalization, STEM has infiltrated nearly every… Read More →

Washington Federal donates $2,500 to local organizations

Washington Federal, a full-service national banking institution with 31 branches across Arizona, has donated $500 to UMOM New Day Centers, $500 to the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and $1,500 to Save the Family Foundation through its foundation corporate giving program. “These donations will be able to aid the organizations in fulfilling their missions,” said Lisa Davey,… Read More →

Is your business ready for mandatory paid sick leave?

If you own a business, you are likely aware that the state’s minimum wage was increased to $10 per hour in January, made possible by the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. But is your business ready for part II of the law? That’s right, part II, which includes paid sick leave for Arizonans. The Fair… Read More →

Phoenix approves historic Colorado River conservation agreement

Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an agreement with tribal, state, federal and philanthropic leaders to help protect the Colorado River and preserve water levels in Lake Mead.  The agreement with State of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Walton Family Foundation will save… Read More →

T.W. Lewis Foundation boosts Barrow headache program

With approximately 37 million people suffering from migraines in North America, the T.W. Lewis Foundation helped build the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is set to make a difference in the lives of those affected. The T.W. Lewis Foundation, founded by Tom and Jan Lewis, recently gifted $2 million… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Clayton Nash Real Estate expands into Texas

Arizona-based real estate brokerage Clayton Nash Real Estate expands to Texas with a new office in Houston. Clayton Nash Real Estate is a new technology-focused real estate firm offering agents anunprecedented marketing program that includes time saving programs for agents, cutting edge lead generation and sales technology with ongoing sales training and support that puts… Read More →

New data shows Millennials are buying more houses

Varo Money, Inc., a digital banking app for ambitious Millennials who are hands-off with their money, today announced the release of its deep dive survey on how “hands-off millennials” manage their finances without making detailed budgets or categorizing expenses. Varo surveyed 287 hands-off, creditworthy millennials about their financial hopes and fears, their day-to-day financial routines,… Read More →

Wells Fargo unveils new regional structure for business banking

Wells Fargo

In a move  to further strengthen its capabilities and local market presence, Wells Fargo’s  Business Banking Group (BBG), part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced today it has moved from three to seven regions, with a banking leader appointed for each. With the new geographic presence, Wells Fargo can provide its Business Banking… Read More →

10 to 1 Public Relations earns 2 Spectrum Awards

Internet Marketing Words, Off Madison Ave

10 to 1 Public Relations announced it recently won two Spectrum Awards from the Phoenix Chapter of the American Marketing Association placing first in the Non-Profit Public Relations category and first for Local Public Relations category.  The company was also named a finalist in the two other PR categories– Event or Sponsorship Public Relations and National… Read More →

NexMetro Communities expands Valley footprint

Phoenix-based NexMetro Communities is introducing two new neighborhoods in the East Valley to meet the growing demand for the company’s innovative luxury leased home lifestyle. The company is the pioneer of hybrid communities that offer lifestyle-consious consumers a new home experience without the burdens of home ownership. “These consumers could buy, but instead choose a… Read More →

Chandler’s PacSci EMC among Top 10 NASA iTech finalists

Chandler-based PacSci EMC is among the innovators behind the Top 10 entries in NASA iTech’s latest call for ideas have been selected and invited to participate as finalists in the 2017 NASA iTech Forum. NASA iTech is a collaborative effort to find and foster innovative solutions that aim to solve challenges on Earth and also… Read More →